Posts Tagged ‘akai ito’

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Give them a blog!

March 23, 2009

This is in answer to a couple of search terms which have led people to my blog and I felt incredibly compelled to answer, because obviously i have no life:

Doesn’t takahashi ai have a blog? No, because Tsunku would have a fit. (I don’t really know the real reason……..maybe they don’t want you to realise how much they work..)

What songs are in akai ito drama? HY – 366 Nichi

Ah i love that drama…and the song… ❤ and the ending! ^_^

“Hate kat-tun?”
No, i don’t. 🙂

Ah! Their new album has been announced today on cdjapan/yesasia to be released on the 29th April! How exciting! 🙂 except on cdjapan the limited edition has sold out already. Ehhhhhhh?

Hmm..also…just as i was about to have a hissy fit that NEWS have disappeared completely, they have a single release, “Koi no ASBO”….i mean…”Koi no ABO” but i honestly say ASBO each time i read it….whoops. Anyway it looks like it actually comes with some exciting goodies!

Limited Edition: 12 page booklet
1) Koi no ABO
2) Labyrinth
3) Koi no ABO (Original Karaoke)
– A DVD of “NEWS WINTER PARTY DIAMOND in TOKYO DOME 2008.12.31”
1) Happy Birthday
2) weeeek
3) Gangan Ganbatte
4) Hadashi no Cinderella Boy
5) SUMMER TIME
6) MC

Regular:
1) Koi no ABO
2) Labyrinth
3) Open Your Eyes
4) Share – Live at Tokyo Dome

And on the subject of blogs, the only ex-Morning Musume members i’m aware of which have blogs (Nono, Aibon, Yuko, Marippe, Makoto, Yasuda Kei, Gocchin had one for a bit too…) you can find most of them translated around the net.
But hey do you see a pattern here? No current members? Why not Tsunku? Surely it would make them more popular? I would like it if they had a shared blog, where they take turns writing in it 🙂  ah that would be amaaazing..yesh. Maybe even JunJun and LinLin, reporting on their life in Japan. I know whenever DBSK goes on a TV show they seem to find it amazing that they’re Korean and are speaking Japanese…but we don’t get that for Jun&Lin. Shouldn’t they be reporting on their life as ‘transfer’ members? Shouldn’t they actually be doing something?

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Ai-chan’s drama beats Kamenashi’s!!

February 8, 2009

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Yah you read that right! Here are the ratings for each episode so far… ^_^

Kami no Shizuku: 10.3  7.3  6.2  5.0
Q.E.D:           6.2  6.0  4.7   3.9  7.1

Which quite blatantly translates to:

Q.E.D —> Takahashi Ai —> Morning Musume
Kami no Shizuku —> Kamenashi Kazuya —> KAT-TUN
—> Morning Musume VS KAT-TUN
Winner = Morninggg Muuuuuuuuuuusume!

Which is quite a nice change from KAT-TUN’s usual conquering (or brainwashing…you pick) of outselling them by the hundreds of thousands on oricon chart…

(hahaha yes i know that it’s nothing like that…but it made me feel good for a bit!)
Ahhhhhhh……..i admit that Q.E.D has a much better storyline compared to Kami no Shizuku though. Just imagine if it was Kame who played the lead guy in Q.E.D instead….ah that would have been awesome.
Hmm actually i like KAT-TUN. I even bought one of their singles…well and downloaded the rest xD but i love their first and last albums!
I still find it absolutely hilarious how bad Kami no Shizuku is doing though! I haven’t watched it yet, but i will give the first episode a go maybe later..there’s so many good drama’s to watch this season that i keep forgetting which one’s i want to watch!
My list so far is:
Q.E.D
Love Shuffle
Voice
Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Kiino
Arifureta Kiseki Kami no Shizuku

I’ve thought about watching RESCUE…just for the fact it seems like it’d be absolutely hilarious! Actually i’ve just remembered Massu’s in it..i must watch it!
I’m already watching Akai Ito….which is very awesome. Ah i wish i had more time to watch all these dramas! I think if i were to live in Japan (at the moment i’m planning on going to live there next January/Feburary time for six monthsish if i decide to take a gap year..) i would have no social life as i would be watching a drama every night! xD

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Aragaki Yui

February 3, 2009

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I would like to introduce you to my favourite female soloist – Aragaki Yui. In fact, i would say she is also one of my favourite actresses! If you recognise her it may be because she was the lead actress in the popular film “koizora!”
Recently she has been releasing music too, where she has managed to get within the top 3 for all of her singles! Well you can see why though..even if it’s just because she’s so kawaii!

Here is her first single, “Memories.”

I think that listening to it really makes me realise all over again how much i love her songs! It really reminds me of summer, or maybe it reminds me of studio ghibli films! I think it’s the background music, ❤

Here is her second single, “heavenly days.” This was released for the film Koizora. If you haven’t seen it already, this video will probably make you want to!

Here is her third single “make my day.” It reached number 2 on the oricon weekly chart and has sold 82,206 copies!

Her forth single “Akai Ito” which reached number 3 on the weekly charts, selling 59,223 copies. The video also features Kobukuro singing the song, which isn’t featured on the single, so here is just the single with only Yui singing.

She has an upcoming single called, ‘piece’ which will be released on the 25th of Feburary. Here’s the tracklist for it:

1) piece
2) スパークル (Sparkle)
3) あなたに (Anata ni)
4) piece(naked voice ver.)
5) piece(instrumental)

It comes in 3 editions, (as most Japanese stuff does..)

Limited Edition (Type A)

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Limited Edition (Type B) (i’m unsure if this is the actual cover for it)

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Regular Edition

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The first press editions of all these feature a mini poster, so order soon if you would like it as it’s still available!

The song “piece” is composed by the same person who composed her first ‘single’ “heavenly days” so it should be good 🙂
Also, apparently Yui wrote the lyrics for the song ‘sparkle’ herself 🙂 and the third song, ‘anata ni’ is a cover of a MONGOL800 song.

I decided to do some research into MONGOL800…as i thought their name sounded slightly familiar. Turns out they did an insert song for the drama Proposal Daisakusen! Here it is if you’re interested…

Anyway…they are a successful band who debuted in 1998 and managed to sell over two million copies of their debut album despite not much advertising! Ah it’s alright for some isn’t ittt~

Ah i found their song “anata ni” on youtube:

I’m sure Yui’s will be better…haha..actually i don’t mind this band too much. They have a nostalgic kind of sound (but maybe it’s just because that’s how one of their songs were used in Propal Dai) and they give me the feeling of sunny, lazy days! 🙂

Anyway, i’m looking forward to Yui’s version! I’m really glad that she always seems to have good B-sides to her songs as i’ve loved all her previous ones!
I am very tempted to buy the limited type A, just based on the cover alone which i’ve fallen in love with ❤
I’m really hoping that she’ll release an album soon though. Well one is due right? Please release one soon! One with all the singles on it please 😀
Ah, but…then again…the cover to "piece" is so pretty…ahhhhh.
Please be more decisive than me and buy it!

If you would like to find out more about her, here is her wikipedia page.

Here are the purchase links for Aragaki Yui in cdjapan (which counts towards oricon chart) and yesasia.

EDIT: I’ve also recently found these download links for Aragaki Yui’s discography here! I’m not sure if they work, but hopefully!